Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Can someone please beat the H&R Block guy to death with his own unjustified smug?
I really don't want to see this creep on my television any more. Several years of "come and get your money" is more than enough for me, really.
I wonder how many people who watch these commercials realize that when you get a refund, it means you overpaid, not that you won some f--ing lottery or that every spring the government decides to hand out wads of cash to those smart enough to hire H&R Block to file for them. If this jackass with his stupid bow tie was honest, he'd be telling us to set up our deductions correctly so we got our money every paycheck, not once a year. Instead it's "you've got a billion dollars waiting for you, America, so come and get it before Santa's magic sack is empty." Ugh.
Oh, and the "your money is calling to you" bit? Gross. It's money. It can buy stuff, it can buy people, it can buy momentary pleasure. If it could buy happiness, we'd make even less than we do now, because those who possess it would hoard it and call us unworthy of it ( I mean, even more than they do now.) It's not singing some damn siren song to anyone but the most disgustingly shallow knobs out there, and I don't give a damn about them.
Meanwhile, ETS? Any time you want to send that W-2 would be just great, because I do have a small refund coming. It's not a billion dollars, but I won't sneeze at it, either.
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Not to mention that two years ago, H&R Block was in serious trouble because they under paid their own taxes by nearly 2 million dollars. In fact, probably the only ones I would trust less to get my money back would be Liberty tax, who are nothing really but shysters.ReplyDelete
I'm consistently amazed that people would trust their taxes to Liberty Tax- does a guy dressed in a Statue of Liberty costume in front of a rented hole in the wall next to a pawn shop really spell "Trustworthy" to so many people? And Liberty Tax isn't even cheap tax preparation.Delete
That's just how I felt about that the first time I saw one...what's the appeal, really. I usually check companies out a bit before using them (not that I really considered using them after seeing the mascot, but I was curious,) and every scrap I encountered about them screamed stay away.ReplyDelete
Just check out Ripoffreport.com- there are multiple complaints about Liberty Tax- they file incorrectly and won't take responsibility, they bait and switch prices and overcharge, etc. I just don't get why anyone would use them.Delete
Who would ever use that company.ReplyDelete